How to fix the new LoL bug that says you’re permanently banned

Nicholas James • March 20, 2022 12:41 pm

There’s a new League of Legends bug that is telling players their accounts have been permanently banned. Here’s how to fix it.

Riot Games’ League of Legends client is no stranger to a variety of bugs and unintended interactions. The latest of these is informing innocent players that their accounts have been permanently banned. This isn’t actually the case for most, and the solution is a simple fix that won’t take long to implement if you know what to do.

Why does my account say it’s permanently banned?

The accounts being told that they are suspended aren’t actually banned, there’s some sort of server-side issue that is misidentifying players who have had punishments implemented and giving them incorrect notifications. It’s not just everyday fans either, as journalist Jacob Wolf took to Twitter to announce his own surprise at being informed by the League of Legends client that he had been banned, which brought new attention to the issue.

He wasn’t the only user to report such an issue. The issue has cropped up before, but seems to have become more common in recent days.

The solution is surprisingly easy: simply repeatedly log out and back into the affected Riot Games account in the Riot Games launcher until League of Legends allows you back into the game. If this doesn’t solve the issue, reaching out to Riot Support is the next best step. As long as you’ve been well-behaved, the ban notification will likely turn out to be an authentication issue rather than an actual permanent ban.

The bug prevents a faulty login attempt from going through for some unknown reason, instead providing a ban notice. This simple solution appears to work for the vast majority of players who experience it. This League of Legends bug appears very serious upon loading in, but it is very easily solved. A bug erroneously telling players they’ve been suspended isn’t new unfortunately, and it will likely continue to crop up even after Riot has fixed whatever variables have made it more common recently.

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